This weekend a buddy of mine commented on how low my seat was, and i explained that it was in order to maintain control on downhills...however, he did mention, as i have heard numerous times, that a higher seating position can improve my climbing. My dilemma is, when my seat is at the "optimal" height, with my leg straight with heel on pedal, I cannot for the life of me get behind my saddle...the best I can do is stuff it between my thighs, which doesnt inspire much confidence and limits my ability to tilt the bike in corners. Am i missing something? how can I ride with a seat high enough and still be able to get off the back during downhills? i have a scalpel and a wtb stealth saddle, 6"0 with a 33" inseam, the saddle is parallel with the top tube and in the middle of the seat rails. Thanks.